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A 'John Wick' Roller Coaster Is a Real Thing That You'll Be Able to Ride From Next Year

It'll hopefully have you exclaiming a Keanu-style "whoa!" several times.
By Sarah Ward
October 20, 2020
By Sarah Ward
October 20, 2020

When the John Wick franchise first burst onto screens back in 2014, it taught the world an important lesson. Whether he's avenging his beloved puppy, repaying past debts or avoiding a contract on his life, there's little that the formidable assassin wouldn't do. So far across the original film, 2017's John Wick: Chapter 2 and 2019's John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, the character played so commandingly by Keanu Reeves hasn't had to ride a roller coaster all day to either get revenge or escape his enemies. But, if he had to, we're certain he would.

We doubt that idea will form part of the next two John Wick movies — because, yes, two more flicks have already been announced — but combining the determined hitman and a theme park ride is definitely going to be on the agenda next year. At Motiongate Dubai, patrons will soon be able to take a spin on the John Wick: Open Contract roller coaster. We assume that dogs won't be allowed on when it opens at a yet-to-be-revealed date early in 2021, but no one should tell the titular figure that.

If you're keen to add the attraction to your must-visit list once international travel starts returning to normal, John Wick: Open Contract will run across a 310-metre track, and hit speeds of up to 64 kilometres per hour. You'll start by stepping inside The Continental, the hotel safe haven for assassins seen in the franchise. Then, you'll have two choices according to Variety: help John Wick or chase after him. Either way, you'll be zipping both forwards and backwards, and doing freestyle spins.

If the roller coaster can mimic even a little of the film franchise's kinetic, balletic action scenes, everyone strapping themselves in will be in for quite the ride. In fact, it'll hopefully have you exclaiming a Keanu-style "whoa!" several times.

Motiongate Dubai will also welcome Now You See Me: High Roller, which is based on the Now You See Me movies. And, both of its new rides will join existing attractions inspired by everything from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Hotel Transylvania to Ghostbusters, The Smurfs and The Hunger Games.

If you need a reminder of just how frenetic the John Wick flicks are, check out the trailer for Parabellum below:

John Wick: Open Contract will open at Motiongate Dubai in early 2021. To keep an eye out for further details, visit the park's website.

Published on October 20, 2020 by Sarah Ward


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